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Susan C. Fischer-Croggon Rejoins Benchmark Hospitality
as Regional Director of Sales for the Northeast

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THE WOODLANDS (HOUSTON), TEXAS, April 30, 2004 . Susan C. Fischer-Croggon has rejoined Benchmark Hospitality as regional director of sales for the Northeast, representing the Cheyenne Mountain Resort of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Both resorts are managed by Benchmark.
 
Ms. Fischer-Croggon brings nearly two decades of senior-level conference planning and sales expertise in the Northeastern United States to her new position, which will be invaluable as she grows group business originating from this market.  She will be based in Chester, New Jersey.

Most recently, Fischer-Croggon served as senior sales manager for the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center, Peachtree City, Georgia.  Previously, she has held the positions of director of sales for Benchmark's North Maple Inn, located in 


Susan C. Fischer-Croggon
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and national sales manager for Hamilton Park Conference Center of Florham Park, New Jersey.

In 1993, Ms. Fischer-Croggon obtained her Certified Meeting Planner certification, the foremost indication of professionalism in the meeting industry. She was recognized by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in 2003 with the "Achievers Circle Award."  Benchmark Hospitality honored her with its "Award of Excellence" in 2000 and named her "Sales Executive of the Year" in 1999.

Set on 217 lush acres in Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Mountain Resort
( www.cheyennemountain.com ) is a full-service property with extensive meeting facilities including a Corporate Learning Center, the gamut in recreational facilities, a variety of dining and entertainment outlets, and decor that captures the rugged charm of the Rockies.  The recently renovated resort features 316 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, each with a private balcony and mountain and golf course views; two restaurants, a lounge and a pub; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; a championship Pete Dye-designed golf course; 18 tennis courts as well as squash and racquetball courts; health and fitness center; aquatics center;  and a 35-acre recreation lake for water sports and fishing.

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center ( www.scottsdale-resort.com ) recently completed a $20 million, resort-wide renovation in a design reminiscent of an elegant residential hacienda. The resort features 326 guestrooms and suites, including three 2,300 square-foot Presidential Suites; two swimming pools; a spa that incorporates a sports and fitness center; two restaurants and a lounge; and 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom and a state-of-the-art Media Center for creating professional productions and staging high-impact events.

Benchmark Hospitality, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers and hotels both domestically and internationally. 


 
 
Contact:

BENCHMARK HOSPITALITY
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas
www.benchmarkhospitality.com

Ken Ellens
KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS
(201) 758-2864
KenEllens@aol.com

Also See: Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Gregory D. Fulton as Director of Sales & Marketing for The Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta / April 2004
Benchmark Hospitality Purchases International Conference Resorts / May 2001
Roy A. Young Appointed Managing Director for The Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta / Sept 2003


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